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Little Sun in Roskilde Festival

Through our Danish partners Lys i Afrika (Light in Africa), Little Sun solar lamps were on sale at Denmark’s famous Roskilde Festival (29 June–7 July 2013), a massive weeklong music and culture event that is one of the biggest festivals in Europe. Little Suns were sold from mobile sales outlets on the campsite as well […]

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Andersen’s Little Sun Kiosk in Copenhagen

From 10 May–22 June 2013, a temporary exhibition shop was created by Little Sun and Andersen’s Contemporary in Copenhagen. The shop sold Little Sun solar lamps, and also available for purchase was a special Little Sun t-shirt designed by hip Danish clothing retailer Wood Wood. The launch of Andersen’s Little Sun Kiosk coincided with the […]

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Little Sun at Tate Modern: Short Film

The Little Sun lamp and project were officially launched at London’s famous Tate Modern in July 2012. It was a perfect venue to introduce visitors to Little Sun in a fun and engaging way. For those who couldn’t attend in person, this is a great new short film in which Olafur Eliasson, BBC and Tate […]

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Museum of Art in Jodhpur, India

The Mehrangarh Museum of Art, Jodhpur, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presented a Little Sun exhibition featuring more than 200 Little Sun lamps and a series of 16 Little Sun short films, first shown at London’s Tate Modern in 2012. The Mehrangarh Museum of Art hosted the exhibition in the fitting […]

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La Rinascente

In December 2012 Little Sun joined Italian department store la Rinascente in a celebration of light for all – making Little Sun lamps available in 6 off-grid shops for the first time. Little Sun shops opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; Jakarta, Indonesia; El Nido, Philippines; Yangon, Myanmar; and Johannesburg, South Africa. Little Sun […]

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Little Sun at COP18

Little Sun Garden at COP18/CMP8 Hundreds of Little Suns lit up COP18/CMP8’s interactive art exhibition from 23–24 November 2012. As the UN Climate Change Conference’s contribution to the Doha Film Institute’s Family Day at Qatar, a ‘Little Sun Garden’ (a mirrored corridor illuminated by Little Suns) delighted visitors while imparting lessons about climate change. Children […]

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Sunlight Graffiti

An interactive sunlight graffiti installation was created at London’s Tate Modern as part of the museum’s Poetry and Dream exhibition (28 July – 23 September 2012). Visitors were invited to create works of art through moving with their Little Sun lights in a darkened room. The resulting images were captured and uploaded to the Sunlight […]

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Little Sun at the Venice Architecture Biennale

At the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, Olafur Eliasson responded to David Chipperfield’s exhibition theme, ‘Common Ground’, with three works inspired by Little Sun. In two gallery spaces of the Central Pavilion, Eliasson transformed light into a physical experience. One space featured a new short film titled Solar Syokoy by acclaimed Philippine director Khavn. Made at […]

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Light Sculpts Life

There are 1.6 billion people in the world without access to electricity, and there is another billion without consistent access to power. This means that about a quarter of the world’s population does not have reliable access to energy. Little Sun is a solar-powered lantern, and although we won’t solve the world’s energy problem with […]

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